Surry County, North Carolina

A strategic advantage for your business!

Come see why Surry County, NC is a great place for outdoor activities that you enjoy. With four rivers, 2,000 acres of hunting lands, gap roads, trails, bikeways and greenways, you can do it all in Surry County! It is also a great place to manufacture the gear that people use outdoors. Click and find out more.

Surry County Quick Facts

Surry County is on the edge of one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas of the East Coast which offers citizens access to urban amenities and cultural attractions.
The Surry County/Mount Airy airport has a runway length of 4,305 feet. It is in the process of being lengthened to 5,500 feet.
Surry County is approximately 300 miles from four ports on the east coast; Norfolk, VA, Morehead City, NC, Wilmington, NC and Charleston, SC.
In Surry County you have about an hour’s drive time to the Piedmont Triad International Airport and one hour and 30 minutes from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Surry County is 538 square miles that include four rivers, the Mitchell, Ararat, Fisher, and Yadkin Rivers.
Surry County has two hospitals that provide regional health care. Northern Hospital of Surry County in Mount Airy and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin.

Surry County News

Elkin City Schools ranked 5th in state

Elkin City Schools students delivered one of the top performances in the state on North Carolina’s end-of-grade and end-of-course exams, according to the 2018-2019 accountability results presented to the State Board of Education on Sept. 4. Elkin City Schools ranked...

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Surry County Demographics

  • Population, 2017 72,315% 72,315%
  • Unemployment Rate, July 2019 4.1% 4.1%
  • Labor Force, July 2019 34,991% 34,991%
  • Number Unemployed, July 2019 persons 1,434% persons 1,434%
  • Average Weekly Wage, 1st Q 2019 $718.00% $718.00%
  • 2019-2020 Surry County Property Tax Rate (per $100) $0.582% $0.582%
  • County Building Permits Issued, 2018 $39,427,205% $39,427,205%
  • Gross Retail Sales, June 2019 $84,690,159% $84,690,159%
  • Median Household Income, 2017 $39,071% $39,071%
  • Per Capita Income, 2017 $22,533% $22,533%
  • Crime Rate, 2014 (per 100,000) persons 174.3% persons 174.3%
  • Tourism Expenditures, 2017 $121.24 million% $121.24 million%
  • 2019 Tier Designation 1% 1%
  • Land Area sq mi 532 % sq mi 532 %
  • Persons Per Square Mile, 2017 persons 134.7% persons 134.7%
  • 2017 Median Age 43% 43%

Contact Us

Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc. 1218 State St., Mt. Airy NC 27030
PO BOX 7128

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